Category Archives: book arts

Chinese Checkers aren’t from China

I have been working on an artist’s book for the March #areyoubookenough_hexagon challenge on Instagram. It includes a game of Chinese Checkers. In doing some research I discovered that Chinese Checkers are not Chinese at all.

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Some Simulated Stamps

After completing I’ve looked at clouds I got G is for Geography back out of storage. In all the excitement at finishing the embroidery on the covers for the interior intersections, I forgot about the stamps! All the stamps used … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Carving a Printing Block

Hand-carved blocks are used in the production of traditional hand-printed textiles in India. They are also used in the production of decorative papers. This video from the Victoria and Albert Museum shows the process of making the printing blocks.   … Continue reading

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I’ve looked at clouds

I finished I’ve looked at clouds this week. It continued to go less smoothly than I would have preferred.

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Meteorological Memories

I continued work on I’ve looked at clouds this week.

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Square Sequence Scarf/Shawl

Last summer when it was too hot to knit with wool, I knit several cotton scarves using the same pattern. The lower two in the image have been blocked, but the top one has not. After some enquiries about the … Continue reading

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Almost there

The paper quilt version of L is for Lettering is just about finished. I have to sew on the mounts; then the panels for letters A, C, and E can be tucked into place properly and the work will be … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Letterlocking

My Advent Calendar in 2018 began with some letterlocking folds.  Today’s flick shows an interesting diamond fold.     If you are interested in the history of letterlocking, you could watch another video this weekend that includes a bit of … Continue reading

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Sewing Along

I have been sewing the letters on panels for L is for Lettering, and as of yesterday afternoon I am about two thirds done. I have produced a lot of little thread ends.

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Another post with a lot of white images

I finished the backing for L is for Lettering this week. Here it is with just the sewing done:

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